Turkey-Syria Earthquake


Kristin Pyle, Reporter

On February 6th at around 4 a.m., a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Turkey. This was one of the largest earthquakes recorded in this region within the past century. The natural disaster caused mass destruction, leaving 42,310 people dead and many still missing. The country has been reduced to rubble which has left millions without shelter, as well as refugees from the refugee crisis the country was already struggling with pre-earthquake. These events have caused a global call for humanitarian aid and Turkey has received support from the UK, the United States, Italy, France, Spain, Russia, and at least 13 other countries. Just last Monday, on February 20th another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 left 3 dead and injured about 200 in the same areas as the earthquake on February 6th. This natural disaster will take years, possibly decades, for Turkey to recover from. They need all the help they can get.